Outdoor Explorer: Burning Man 2023
Outdoor Explorer - Alaska Public Media
by Alaska Public Media
5M ago
Every year at the end of August in the Black Rock Desert of northwest Nevada, Black Rock City is built, and for about a week it becomes the third largest city in Nevada, with around 60,000 inhabitants. It is the host city for the annual event called Burning Man and it has all the amenities you’d expect to see in any other city of this size. It has with bars, restaurants, bike shops, clothing boutiques, auto mechanics and recreation centers. But the thing that differentiates this city from other American cities is that nothing at Burning Man is bought or sold, traded or bartered; Black Rock Cit ..read more
Visit website
Outdoor Explorer: What makes an outdoor trip successful?
Outdoor Explorer - Alaska Public Media
by Alaska Public Media
5M ago
What makes an outdoor expedition successful? Most trips in the outdoors, whether one day or two weeks, are enjoyable and fun, that's why Alaskans, even on wet summers like this one, flock to the outdoors. But some outings turn into epics and even tragedy. On this Outdoor Explorer host Paul Twardock talks about what makes a good expedition happen with retired Denali Mountaineering ranger Daryl Miller and current South District Ranger for Denali National Park Tucker Chenoweth. They discuss what made some of their expeditions succeed despite life-threatening weather and what they've learned advis ..read more
Visit website
Outdoor Explorer: Author Don Rearden on writing about Alaska
Outdoor Explorer - Alaska Public Media
by Alaska Public Media
6M ago
Alaska author Don Rearden grew up in Southwest Alaska living and observing rural life. His books "Raven's Gift," a novel, and "Without A Paddle," a collection of poems, reflect his Alaska experiences and life. Don also co-authored books featuring two of Alaska's professional military rescuers. Don joins host Paul Twardock to discuss Alaska's culture, history and environment and how they influenced his writing. HOST: Paul Twardock GUEST: Don Rearden, author LINK: Don Rearden's website ]]> ..read more
Visit website
Outdoor Explorer: Mountain biking Eagle River and the Mat-Su, the Alaska Mountain Bike Summit
Outdoor Explorer - Alaska Public Media
by Alaska Public Media
6M ago
Biking single track trail on mountain bikes has become very popular in Southcentral Alaska. Trails have proliferated and more are planned. Long trails like the Alaska Traverse will help connect communities and increase non-motorized recreational opportunities. In the Matanuska Susitna Valley and Chugiak/Eagle River individuals and groups are busy building and maintaining trails. On this Outdoor Explorer host Paul Twardock welcomes Will Taygan with the Chugach Mountain Bike Riders and Rene Dervaes with the Valley Mountain Bikers and Hikers to discuss what is happening in Mat-Su Valley and Chugi ..read more
Visit website
Outdoor Explorer: Petra the Adventure Cat
Outdoor Explorer - Alaska Public Media
by Alaska Public Media
6M ago
On the next Outdoor Explorer our guest is Nicole Chamberlain and the Meowtaineer, Petra the Adventure Cat. Petra is a Siberian Forest Cat, well-adapted to the cold, and Nicole has taken her on many adventures on the snow and the water. They recently spent time at the Sheldon House in Denali and Petra became the first cat to ski on the Ruth Glacier. HOST: Lisa Keller GUESTS: Petra the Adventure Cat, meowtaineer Nicole Chamberlain, meowtaineer guide LINKS: Petra and Nicole’s Instagram Petra and Nicole’s TikTok Petra and Nicole’s Website Sheldon Chalet Website BROADCAST: Thursday, August 10th ..read more
Visit website
Wheels on Ice: Cycling in Alaska 1898-2021
Outdoor Explorer - Alaska Public Media
by Alaska Public Media
6M ago
HOST: Paul Twardock GUESTS: Jessica Cherry, editor of "Wheels on Ice" Andromeda Romano-Lax, author, contributor to "Wheels on Ice" LINKS: "Wheels on Ice" More than a century of tales from the trails in ‘Wheels on Ice: Stories of Cycling in Alaska’ BROADCAST: Thursday, August 3rd, 2023. 10:00 am – 11:00 a.m. AKT REPEAT BROADCAST: Thursday, August 3rd, 2023. 8:00 – 9:00 p.m. AKT ]]> ..read more
Visit website
Outdoor Explorer: "Running While Black: Finding Freedom in a Sport That Wasn't Built for Us"
Outdoor Explorer - Alaska Public Media
by Alaska Public Media
6M ago
On this Outdoor Explorer we're joined by Alison Mariella Dèsir, author of "Running While Black: Finding Freedom in a Sport That Wasn’t Built for Us." Her book unveils the running movement as being centered around and represented by White people, not only ignoring the foundational work and performances of Black distance runners but also not acknowledging that running while Black can be dangerous. HOST: Lisa Keller GUEST: Alison Mariella Dèsir LINKS: Alison Mariella Dèsir website Harlem Run Run4AllWomen The Running Industry Diversity Coalition Run Alaska Trails POC Trail Running and Adventure ..read more
Visit website
Movers and Shakers: Peg Tileston
Outdoor Explorer - Alaska Public Media
by Alaska Public Media
6M ago
Many Alaskans have helped preserve the open spaces we enjoy. Their hard work, dedication and perseverance gave us our state parks, trails and environmental standards that we enjoy. This Outdoor Explorer features Peg Tileston. Peg has been active in organizations including the Alaska Center for the Environment (now called the Alaska Center), the Alaska Women’s Environmental Network, the Alaska Conservation Foundation, the Alaska Water Resource Board, Trustees for Alaska, the Alaska and Alaska Common Ground. She has also been on the board of Chugach Electric Association, the Anchorage Parks and ..read more
Visit website
Fireweed bike race returns this weekend
Outdoor Explorer - Alaska Public Media
by Alaska Public Media
6M ago
The bike race formerly known as the Fireweed 400 is back. Now simply called “The Fireweed,” this 200-mile race makes its comeback this weekend taking riders from Sheep Mountain Lodge to Valdez! This week on Outdoor Explorer, we talk with president of the board of directors, Sara Wendling about all things race details and catch up with the a few members of the 1wheel1ders, a unicycle team that will be participating in this years race. HOST: Martha Rosenstein GUESTS: Sara Wendling, President, Fireweed Board of Directors 1wheel1ders, unicycle team LINKS: Fireweed race website Facebook Instagr ..read more
Visit website
50 Years of Photography with Mark Kelley
Outdoor Explorer - Alaska Public Media
by Alaska Public Media
6M ago
People come to Alaska for a variety of reasons. Award-winning photographer Mark Kelley came with the hopes of meeting a whale, and almost 50 years later, he’s still here. On this episode of Outdoor Explorer host Martha Rosenstein and Kelley talk about the challenges of photographing wildlife in Alaska, turning his passion into a career and what it’s like to return to a special spot year after year to observe and photograph bears. HOST: Martha Rosenstein GUEST: Mark Kelly LINKS: Mark Kelly Photography Facebook Instagram BROADCAST: Thursday, June 1st, 2023. 10:00 am – 11:00 a.m. AKT REPEAT B ..read more
Visit website

Follow Outdoor Explorer - Alaska Public Media on FeedSpot

Continue with Google
Continue with Apple
OR